On February 23, the 35 meter long fishing vessel CalypsoZ84 became disabled in the Celtic Sea off Trevose Head, Cornwall, United Kingdom. The Calypso had suffered a broken gear box and gone adrift in heavy seas. The crew requested assistance with nearby fishing vessels and the RNLI lifeboat from Padstow responding. The fishing vessel Soetkin was able to pass a line to the Calypso and begun a tow to Milford Haven. No reports of injuries.
The tow was later to be transferred to the 34 meter long tug Svitzer Caldey when the tug collided with the fishing vessel. Another tug took over and towed the Calypso to Pembroke. An inspection found the Calypso had sustained damage up to the centreline. Reports state the Calypso was taken to a ship yard for repairs. No details to any damage to the Svitzer Caldey.
On May 21, the 161 meter long, 17088 tanker Travestern ran aground on the St. Lawrence River (Lake St. Francis) near Cornwall, Ontario. The Travestern was headed to Montreal from Hamilton when it stranded on Lancaster Bar. Two tugs were dispatched to the scene and were able to refloat the tanker a few hours later. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
Authorities state the vessel was escorted to an anchorage near Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec where the tanker will be inspected for damage. The cause of the grounding was not reported.
The 90 foot long former Brixham trawler Provident became disabled off St. Michaels Mount near Newlyn, Cornwall. The Provident was en route to Isles of Scilly from Falmouth with 13 persons on board when it suffered a mechanical breakdown. The crew contacted the RNLI who dispatched an all weather lifeboat to the scene. The lifeboat Ivan Ellen arrived a few minutes later and towed the Provident to Newlyn Harbour. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.